When did all the doctors become Doogie Howsers?

Doogie Howser, M.D.

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I went to a new eye doctor today.  She was very personable, listened when I said I liked to wear just one contact to adjust for both nearsightedness and farsightedness, didn’t jump all over me because I waited so long to schedule a visit.  Overall, I really liked her.  The only thing is…she’s so darn young!  I’ve been noticing this alarming trend in the medical profession in which children are now the doctors who treat us..what’s going on?  Remember the show, Doogie Howser?  Well, we seem to be living that show now.  Child doctors all over the place. 

But, when you take the time to think about it, do we really want to see doctors who are older than we are (presuming you’re in the same general age bracket I’m in…)?  I think I’d rather see a doctor who is up with all the latest in medicine, who has a sharp, young mind, who isn’t thinking about retirement.  No offense to the older docs.  I understand there’s something to be said for wisdom and experience, but I think I’ll opt for a doctor who isn’t set in her ways so much that she can’t accept progress.  I may as well opt for that, since that seems to be all that’s out there now anyhow.